Mzansi scathing after Tito Mboweni stays mum on book about Ace Magashule

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, who has read Pieter-Louis Myburgh's expose on Ace Magashule, has declined to comment on the book due to 'legal issues'.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, who has read Pieter-Louis Myburgh's expose on Ace Magashule, has declined to comment on the book due to 'legal issues'.
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Finance minister Tito Mboweni says he has read the book by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh titled Gangster State: Unravelling Ace Magashule's Web of Capture, which was released on March 31.

He said he had made a decision not to publicly share his views on the book's contents because of the legal implications.

On social media people said that Mboweni's response was a sign of truth being evident in the book, while others said that he's trying to have his cake and eat it.

In a post that has since been deleted, Mboweni criticised the book's title, describing it as "disappointing".

"I must say that from a conceptual and intellectual viewpoint, I find books which force me to agree with the author's conclusion a priori very disappointing. Tell the story and let me conclude in my own understanding of the facts."

From state funds being used for ‘pro-Zuma' rallies and billions of rands potentially lost through dodgy deals: SowetanLIVE sat down with ‘Gangster State’ author Pieter-Louis Myburgh for a look into why South Africans should care about his book on ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Myburgh also responds to allegations of being a ‘Stratcom agent’ and has even welcomed threats of legal action from Magashule himself.


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